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post #16 of 142
This is so SMART !!! I'm sure Im not alone when I say that washing bags is my least favorite part of the whole process...... thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 142
I agree too........cleaning bags is my least favorite part of cake decorating and cleaning tips is a close second. This would be great for dark colors because they always stain your hands and nails.
post #18 of 142
that is a great idea
post #19 of 142
Very, very cool. I think I will try this this weekend...
post #20 of 142
although i use the parchment triangles and make my own bags, i still love this idea. i am going to try and see if it will work in the parchment.
Thank you so much for sharing.
post #21 of 142
Great Idea, thanks for sharing.
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post #22 of 142
I have never heard of this, but I hate cleaning bags. This is a wonderful tip. Thanks for posting
post #23 of 142
I've been doing this method for a long time and would never go back to just putting icing directly into the bag. I fold my plastic wrap differently, though. I like your way better. I'm going to try it next time.
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post #24 of 142
Thank you for sharing the info with pictures. It is always so much easier when I have pics to go by! thumbs_up.gif
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post #25 of 142
My cake instructor showed us how to do this last year and I love it. I do not tie a knot on the end, though. If you twist the bag and sorta "fold" the top end over the icing isn't going to come out anyway. It saves so much time on cleaning the bags (I only use the featherlight bags, I don't like the clear disposable ones). Plus, if you have to change colors when you need to use that same tip, that can easily be done, just pull the saran bag out and insert the new one. You will have to squeeze out the icing that is in the tip before you can use the new color, but it works great!

I fold mine different than that too. I put the frosting in the center of the wrap, fold the end (toward me) over to the opposite side of the frosting, sorta like engulfing it, then roll it. I then pick it up, twist it like you would twist a peppermint wrapper, "massage it" until one end is narrower than the other, then snip off the narrow end and insert into bag. That way the narrow end goes into the tip part easier, thus not really getting into the bag.

Edited to add this tip: It helps if you have a good clingy plastic wrap. If you don't have a good wrap, I can see where you would want to knot the top end. I don't like the Cling Wrap brand because it doesn't "stick" very well to anything. Sam's has a very good one in a black box - you can get it at Walmart. Kroger also has a good one. Both of those brands' boxes have the opening at the top of the box instead of the entire side coming up.
post #26 of 142
Love it! I too saw it on the best secrets thread but had no idea what it meant. Gotta try all the new secrets I learned soon! No cakes needed so will get to try something just for me icon_biggrin.gif
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post #27 of 142
My only question is what do you do with the plastic wrap at the open end? Do you trim it off or push the icing into it before you drop it into the bag? I would think if you just dropped it in as-is it would gather up at the tip and get all gunky.
post #28 of 142
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Originally Posted by heavenlyfire

My only question is what do you do with the plastic wrap at the open end? Do you trim it off or push the icing into it before you drop it into the bag? I would think if you just dropped it in as-is it would gather up at the tip and get all gunky.



If you gently "massage" the open end (before you cut the plastic off) into a "point" and snip it off slightly below the icing, it should fit right into the tip and will eliminate the bag getting all messy.
post #29 of 142
That is a great technique- Now I can save money by not buying all of those plastic decorator bags and time when I don't have enough tips and I have to switch back and forth with different colors! icon_lol.gif
Jennifer
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post #30 of 142
Thought I'll share this one. People might have already tried it though.
I use the icer tip to ice the cakes. But since I don't do business of cake selling, I don't buy 18" disposable bags. I hate cleaning up the featherweight bag every time I use it and icing plug wouldn't work for such large amount of icing unless you are ready to make several of them and I don't really want to spend that much time. So, what I tried this weekend was to fill good amount of icing into a gallon ziploc bag and push it to the end and twist the sealed bag into a cone. I snipped the corner and dumped this inside the featherweight bag. Iced and luckily I had nothing left in the ziploc bag. Just tossed it and rinsed the almost clean bag. Just had to clean the tip that's all. I know we can wash them in the dish washer, but even then I like to get the grease out and then put in the dish washer. This way, I didn't have to spend 10 minutes scrubbing the bag.

I don't know if this is helpful to anyone, but just thought to share it.
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